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Empuriabrava Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Catalunia, Spain)

Today's Empuriabrava sea temperature is 13.2 °C.

Statistics for 26 Jan (1981–2005) – mean: 13.0 °C, range: 12.1 °C to 13.7 °C

The water temperature (13 °C) at Empuriabrava is quite cool. If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a good sealed spring wetsuit. Some surfers would prefer to wear gloves and boots too. Effective windchill factor of (13 °C) will make the air and water feel about the same temperature.

Spain (Europe) Sea Water Temperature

Map of current Spain (Europe)
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Spain (Europe) Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current Spain (Europe)
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)

(click thumbnails to expand)

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Empuriabrava. This has been derived from analysis of two decades of oceanographic satellite measurements of nearby open water. We have calculated the average water temperature variation around the year as well as the extremes that have been observed on each date.

Empuriabrava Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on Surf-Forecast.com are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Empuriabrava sea temperatures peak in the range 22 to 28°C (72 to 82°F) on around the 14th of August and are at their minimum on about the 1st of March, in the range 12 to 13°C (54 to 55°F). Empuriabrava sea temperatures are always warm reach their highest in mid August. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The minimum sea temperatures at Empuriabrava at the beginning of March are ideally suited to a 4/3mm wetsuit + 3mm boots, although a 5/3mm wetsuit may be preferable for longer sessions and cold windy days.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Empuriabrava can vary by several degrees compared with these open water averages. This is especially true after heavy rain, close to river mouths or after long periods of strong offshore winds. Offshore winds cause colder deep water to replace surface water that has been warmed by the sun. Air temperature, wind-chill and sunshine should also be considered before deciding on the kind of wetsuit needed to stay warm when surfing at Empuriabrava. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.